ISRAEL AT WAR - DAY 149

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Security Council votes down Russian-backed resolution calling for Gaza ceasefire

Jacob Magid is The Times of Israel's US bureau chief

Russian representative to the the United Nations Vassily Nebenzia speaks at a UN Security Council on October 18, 2023 in New York. (Bryan R. Smith / AFP)
Russian representative to the the United Nations Vassily Nebenzia speaks at a UN Security Council on October 18, 2023 in New York. (Bryan R. Smith / AFP)

A Russian-drafted UN Security Council resolution calling for a ceasefire in Gaza has failed to win the nine-vote minnimum.

Only Russia, China, the UAE and Gabon voted in favor of the draft, while nine members abstained; and the US and the UK voted against.

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